Sixers Drown Pelicans

Two teams going in opposite directions met up at the Wells Fargo Center on Friday the 13th.

The free falling New Orleans Pelicans (6-20) were hoping to put an end to their 10 game losing skein while Philadelphia (20-7) held the hot hand, winning 8 of their last 10 games.

Philadelphia had not lost a home game and pushed the streak to 14-0.

The Sixers came out with energy and put up a 39 point first quarter to assume control. 39-25.

The Pelicans showed no quit and answered with a 32 point output of their own to close the half with the home team in front, 62-57.

New Orleans kept battling but with Zion Williamson out due to injury were unable to keep up.

A bright spot for the visitors was Brandon Ingram who knocked down 32 points and former Sixer, JJ Redick chipped in 19.

Philadelphia received a combined 78 points from their big three.

Tobias Harris,30 points, Ben Simmons 24 and Joel Embiid also knocked back 24 to lead the onslaught.

The Sixers had the edge on the rebound side, 47-45 and outshot the Pelicans, 49.4% to 35%.

Philadelphia runs its home record to 14-0 and go on the road to take on the Nets at 6 pm Sunday, December 15.

Kevin Neibauer
Kevin Neibauer

Kevin has followed and promoted the game of lacrosse since May 19, 1974.
The same day the Philadelphia Flyers won the Cup, the Philadelphia Wings were introduced to Neibauer and Philadelphia.

Kevin has covered many sports, including baseball, football, basketball, and.. lacrosse. A former licensed football referee and baseball umpire, Kevin brings a unique insight to his game coverage.

A published writer in JustHockey Magazine, Kevin covered the American Hockey League as well as a monthly story on a pugilist where Kevin used the pen name, The Rink Rat. Neibauer turned his attentions to lacrosse for a few years and does his part, whether podcasting or writing to grow the game. Kevin branched out to his roots and currently provides insight for all Philadelphia teams for Edge of Philly as well as his full-time duties with LaxPhilly.



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